August 2010 Blog Posts (7)

White House neighborhood revitalization working group tackles social determinants of health

Urban economics is based on location theory and examines land use, transportation, and urban sector problems (and emerging mini/pocket cities in urban areas), housing policy, & government revenues/expenditures. Economic analysis incorporates spacial aspects of a range of economic discisions. With the growing emphasis in public health on place, it seems some work in the field is drawing from urban economics in designing program.

"The Obama administration has created…


Added by Guillermo I. Benharar Vallarino on August 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Keep Kids Moving National Roundtable links equitable transportation policy to childhood obesity

Reauthorzation of transportation funds is on the back burner for Congress; however, equitable transportation advocates are going public with the connection of transportation policy to childhood overweight and obesity. The Keep Kids Moving National Roundtable was covered in Secretary Ray LaHood's blog, Fast Lane.…


Added by Marisel Brown on August 21, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

International Women's Health Coalition :: SxTech 2010

Who is International Women's Health Coalition?

"We are passionate and tenacious professionals who, together with our international Board of visionaries and leaders, work with hundreds of partners worldwide to secure every woman’s right to a just and healthy life. We are funded by private foundations, UN agencies, European governments, individuals and corporations. We do not accept funding from the U.S.… Continue

Added by Star Tiffany on August 17, 2010 at 9:58am — No Comments

San Francisco Proposes a Law Linking Kids’ Toys to Healthier Food :: nplan | National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity

San Francisco Proposes a Law Linking Kids' Toys to Healthier Food

On Tuesday, three San Francisco supervisors introduced a proposed law aimed at encouraging fast food restaurants to provide healthier food and beverages for children. The law would only allow restaurants to give away kids' toys…


Added by Dialogue4Health on August 13, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

INTERVIEW: CDC's Vikas Kapil discusses Gulf oil spill potential impact on public health

On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil spill did not make headlines. Within a few days that changed-- when it became apparent that British Petroleum was responsible for the largest environmental disaster in the nation's history. We've seen the ecological devastation and the economic disaster that put an end to the livelihood of thousands. What has not been as apparent is the work being done to determine the public health effects of the oil spill.

The US Centers for Disease…


Added by Marisel Brown on August 4, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

This is Public Health sticker is now available in different languages!

Love these stickers! Now you can get them in different languages!

The Globalization of Health Links Us All

Due to the large number of requests for stickers from professionals in the global public health community, ASPH is pleased to offer PDF versions of the “This Is Public Health” sticker in a number of different languages.

If you'd like your country/dialect represented, please email your translation of the "This Is Public…


Added by Star Tiffany on August 4, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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